Benchmark indices ended the session on an extremely strong note, with the midcaps too bouncing back after days of correction. Sensex clocked a fresh record high, surpassing its earlier mark of 30712, while the Nifty gained nearly 2 percent.
The Sensex was up 448.39 points at 30750.03, while the Nifty ended 140.95 points higher at 9501.50. The market breadth was healthy as 1,875 shares advanced against a decline of 807 shares, while 152 shares were unchanged.
Larsen & Toubro, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and Bank of Baroda were among the top gainers, while Lupin, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Cipla lost the most.
Banks outperformed, with the Bank Nifty ending 3 percent higher, while the midcaps gained over a percent, snapping its 6-day bearish run in the recent past.
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